Plant and Microbial Biology’s Daub Reflects on CALS Career
Margo Daub reflects on her time at NC State from the research she conducted as a professor to the important decisions she made as a departmental head.
Deconstructing Early Childhood Racism and Inequity
Youth, Family, and Community Sciences (YFCS) is one of the less well-known degree programs at NC State, but the research and outreach it provides is invaluable. Ebonyse Mead, both a former student and lecturer of the program, has had an impactful tenure in advocating for disadvantaged children.
Becky Boston: A Distinguished 30-Year CALS Career
“Once I got to NC State, I was extremely happy in the department. ...I had the resources I needed to pursue my research. I could attract really good graduate students. I liked the courses I taught and I found that it was a really great fit for me,” Boston said. “From the time I arrived here, there's always been a very cooperative and collegial research community of people being willing to help and people doing excellent science.”
Another Year, Another Success for NC AgVentures Program
NC State University's NC AgVentures Grant Program is celebrating another successful year in the books. The program underwent a massive expansion this past year largely due to an increase in funding. With funding nearly doubling, NC AgVentures has been able to expand the number of counties, 18 to 46, that are now eligible to receive grants.
2019 Keller Award Winner, Becky Poole, Continues Her Passion for Cattle Research
Poole began her academic career at CALS pursuing a degree in animal science. Like many animal science majors, Poole went into the field with an interest in veterinary medicine, but soon realized just how many opportunities she had to choose from in the expansive field.
Nash County 4-H Sews, Provides PPE to Help Fight COVID-19
The opportunity for 4-H’ers to aid in the fight against the pandemic arose when an employee of a local JOANN store approached Jane Tyson, the volunteer leader of Nash County’s Sew What? 4-H Club. Tyson knew that her advanced sewing group would be up to the task.
Grad Student Wants to Improve Plant Productivity, Food Access
Danielle Cooney, a graduate student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, studies ways to improve soybean production by understanding how the crop interacts with fungi in the soil.
For longer-lasting flowers and fruits, thank NC State’s Sylvia Blankenship and Edward Sisler, 2020 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Partner Profile: NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission
For nearly 20 years, the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission has been a staple in advancing agriculture in North Carolina—and an important partner of NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Larry Wooten: An Extraordinary Leader
CALS alumnus Larry Wooten wraps up his career at the North Carolina Farm Bureau’s helm but promises he’ll continue to be involved in advocacy.